What Are The Training Requirements for Curators?

Curators need a master's degree.

Degrees for Curators
Typical education of Curators
Percent
Less than High School 0.8
High School 5.0
Some College 9.2
Associates Degree 3.8
Bachelors Degree 32.1
Masters Degree 40.9
Doctorate or Professional Degree 8.3

What Is the Employment Outlook for Curators?

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 1,000 more curators but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 5,000 more.

This career includes 13,000 people in the United States.

How Much Do Curators Make?

On average, curators make $28.32 per hour or $58,910 per year in the United States.

What Is the Typical Hourly Income for Curators?

Hourly income for Curators in the United States compared with other, similar careers.
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Curators $14.28 $18.84 $25.66 $34.79 $45.40
Education, training, and library occupations $10.49 $15.30 $23.08 $32.42 $44.66
Librarians, curators, and archivists $11.26 $15.67 $22.41 $30.00 $38.40
Archivists, curators, and museum technicians $12.57 $16.76 $22.71 $30.81 $40.97
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

What Is the Typical Annual Salary for Curators?

Annual salary for Curators in the United States compared with other, similar careers.
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Curators $29,700 $39,190 $53,360 $72,360 $94,430
Education, training, and library occupations $21,820 $31,830 $48,000 $67,430 $92,890
Librarians, curators, and archivists $23,410 $32,590 $46,610 $62,400 $79,860
Archivists, curators, and museum technicians $26,150 $34,860 $47,230 $64,080 $85,220
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

Similar Occupations

Is This Your Career?

Can we ask you a couple questions about curators?

Tell us a little about this career